Effects of Na co-doping on optical and scintillation properties of Eu:LiCaAlF6 scintillator single crystals

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Na co-doped Eu: LiCaAlF6 (Eu, Na: LiCAF) single crystals were grown by the micro-pulling-down (μ-PD) method, and their optical and scintillation properties were examined to reveal the effects of the Na co-doping. The crystals were single-phase materials demonstrating structure isomorphic with that of undoped LiCAF. To perform the crystals characterization, the specimens with dimensions of several millimeters were cut from highly transparent and crack free fragments of the crystals and polished. It was observed that Na co-doping resulted modification of the transmittance and the excitation spectra, and increased the light yield detected under neutron irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-402
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 15


  • A1. Doping
  • A2. Single crystal growth
  • B1. Lithium compounds
  • B2. Scintillator materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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